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. one of those success stories is lisa floyd, a sales and service professional from huntington, west virginia. she spent the last 14 years working for volunteer services at a hospice. very hard work indeed, making sure the sick and elderly were able to die in peace and dignity. she is a success story. she exhausted her state benefits without finding a job, but the extended benefits we supported and believe should be supported again helped her keep her head above water long enough to find a new job without losing her home or becoming destitute. lisa, you are not invisible. you are important and we are glad you are here. >> good morning, representatives. thank you for having me here to share my story. my name is lisa floyd. for nearly 14 years, i've worked as director of volunteer services for an area nonprofit hospice that serves both west virginia and ohio. i have worked my entire adult life having had three jobs my whole career. i had never been unemployed until now. as soon as i lost my job, i immediately began my furious search for employment and began navigating the world of onli
success stories is lisa floyd. she's a sales and service professional from hunting ton, west virginia. she spent the last 14 years working as director of volunteer services as a hospice, very hard work indeed, making sure the sick and elderly were able to die at peace and with dignity. she's a success story. lisa exhausted her state benefits without finding a job, but the extended benefits that we support and believe should be supported again help her keep her head above water long enough to find a new job without losing her job or going des tut. lisa, you're not invisible. you're important. we're glad you're here. >> good morning representativs.s >> good morning. >> we're here. >> thank you. thank you for having me here to share my story. my name is lisa floyd, and for nearly 14 years i've worked as director of volunteer services for an area non-profit hospice which serves both west virginia and ohio. i have worked my entire adult life having had three jobs my whole career, and i had never been as i lost my job, i immediately began my furious search for employment and began navigating the
the questions in. >> thank you, madam co-chair. i know lisa and vera are frightened, but i find their testimonies very, very frightening and intimidating for the whole country. these people are master electricians, microbiologist, bachelor degree with a lot of executive experience and they are unemployed for a long time. what about those people who don't have their skillset? i'm sorry i missed so much of their testimony. i was perusing through their testimony. they say they've been looking for anything, part-time work, the extent to which they have been willing to accept jobs for half as much as they are worth begin their skill set. really looking at this in terms of any data that you have in terms of what we know has been a real intentionality on the part of some employers to force wages downward, and to force people like them to accept $8 an hour jobs so that the walmart, the care takers of the world, they can forget it about getting anything. i'm wondering the extent to which they have experienced age discrimination and the discrimination -- are employers bold enough to tell
that are paying close attention to what is happening here in -- lisa, i would like to ask you a question. the last seven months have clearly been very tough on you. but you persevered and now you are on a brighter path. todaywould you have been unemployment for compensation emergency benefits? had the extrat unless you have experienced how the job market is today and the incredible -- you mayesearch spend three hours preparing for an interview. you have no idea what it is like to go through the world of the internet job boards. would -- i was facing a of taking -- actually, i enrolled. i have a bachelors degree and i had enrolled in my local community college with all the young millennial's to go back to school to get an associates degree, to go to night school and work during the day on a minimum wage job or a little bit more. and then my plan was to have to and havemy retirement 30% of that tax, and then taxed again. and just pray that my tenacity would get me there. ,he a and -- the anxiety level i cannot even explain to you the insomnia, the tears, the mood swings, the ups, the downs. it ranks
to sing it. but i did find a young intern at quicken loans named lisa. she said, i found out the truth about detroit. it's unstoppable. not because it's wealthy, powerful, and growing -- because it isn't -- detroit is unstaphable because the people here cannot be stopped. the citizens of this city are the light at the end of the tunnel. the one man left standing. the underdog who actually wins. they are optimism, promise, potential, and hope. optimism is bringing this city back. this city is isn't afraid of opportunity. it's not discouraged by its past. it's excited about its future. i just loved the way she put that. a young woman who really believes and is optimistic about detroit. detroit's future and lisa's future will not come from washington. the magic of motown is here in the city. it's not in some central planner's notebook. what detroit needs to thrive is not washington'sdom nearing hand but freedom from big government's mastry. to thrive, detroit needs less government and more freedom, less red tape, less punitive taxes, more money left in detroit. the answer to poverty and u
was best for the senate. lisa, it is great to see you. we get a chance to get caught up in the connections to vermont, but most people don't realize the name like patrick leahy, my mother is first generation italian american and we compare where some of our relatives are from. and human rights happen to board members who made all of this possible. i think what you are doing is so important. in -- i have admired lawyers and people before that and research and advocaticacy has been impor in the legislation i have passed. let me talk about a few topics. and it is encouraging you to don't stop. keep doing what where you are doing. it may seem obvious that this is central purposes of it, but it needs to be said. we are here because each of us feels, each of us, feels a responsibility to depend the fu fu fund fund fundlemental purposes. we know that the in the history of the united states, we have seen groundbreaking human rights leadership and we have seen trackage failures. -- tragic -- the bill of rights was a monumental event. the more recent advances we have seen in support of the rights of
, detroit's future and lisa's future will not come from washington. the magic of motown is here in the city. what detroit need to thrive is not washington hand but freedom from big government's mastery. to thrive, detroit needs less government and more freedom. less red tape, less taxes, more money left in detroit. the answer to poverty and unemployment is not another government stimulus. it's simply leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it. today i'm here to introduce something i call economic freedom zones. this is a bill that will be introduced next week in washington. these freedom zones will dramatically re"uce tax and red tape so detroit businesses can grow and throb. he called his plan a conservative war on poverty. it's time we revisit some of the ideas of jack kemp and expand upon them. the bill that i will introduce, will introduce power and freedom zone. this political lower personal and corporate income taxes in detroit to 5%. my bill will lower the payroll tax, 2% for the employees, 2% for the employers. economic freedom zones will cut out the red tape that keeps
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